Thursday Aug 24, 2017. 17:30
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly trying to sign Ivorian Jean-Michael Seri to ‘f*ck’ Barcelona, according to the player’s agent.
The Elephants midfielder has become a highly-regarded player following his standout form for Nice and is a major transfer target for some of Europe’s biggest names.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hostpur have been linked with the 26-year-old, while earlier in the week Spanish giants Barcelona appeared to have struck a deal to bring him to the Camp Nou.
However, Seri remains at Nice and their Ligue 1 rivals PSG are now looking to throw a spanner in the works by stealing the player from under Barca’s noses.
The Parisian club has already had controversial dealings with the Catalans this transfer window, smashing the world record fee to sign Brazilian attacker Neymar earlier in the month.
“It was possible to reach an agreement as Barcelona and Nice were negotiating,” Seri’s agent Franklin Mala told RAC1.
“On Tuesday, they were in France, talking about technical aspects but they already knew Seri’s capabilities.
“PSG came three days ago. Now PSG is putting pressure on the club to take the player, it’s crazy. They just want to do it to f**k Barca.”